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These executives took leadership courses. Here is what they learnt

BOSS speaks to four executives about the key lessons they learnt from short-term university leadership programs.

  • Sally Patten and Euan Black

Yesterday

Test of faiths: Thorburn Essendon saga descends further

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says that his Catholic faith guides him every day and he will not apologise for calling out homophobia.

  • Patrick Durkin

This Month

Thorburn warns workers face being cancelled over religion

Expelled Essendon CEO Andrew Thorburn has warned that workers with religious beliefs are concerned about their jobs, as a workplace lawyer said he may have a claim against the club of up to $1 million.

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  • Patrick Durkin

Rich Lister Shaun Bonett reveals his secrets to staying effective

The Precision Group property developer and entrepreneur makes sure he controls his mind and his phone – and doesn’t let his device control him.

  • Sally Patten

Andrew Thorburn cancelled as Essendon CEO after 24 hours

Former NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn has quit as Essendon chief just a day after being appointed following a backlash over the beliefs of the church he also chairs.

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  • Patrick Durkin
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September

Australia’s 10 most powerful business leaders in 2022

In a market as small as Australia, big is powerful. So it’s no surprise that the leaders of the largest companies again dominate the annual corporate power list.

  • James Thomson

Life hacks from a Young Rich Lister

Sabri Suby, the 37-year-old behind marketing agency King Kong, explains why he fasts for 18 hours a day and why if it is not in his calendar, it doesn’t exist.

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  • Patrick Durkin

Australia’s five most powerful property people in 2022

Just when the property sector was finally learning to live with the virus, it was hit with a fresh wave of disruption.

  • Nick Lenaghan

Australia’s most powerful consultants in 2022

The consulting firms were flying in 2021-22, a lack of qualified staff being the main constraint on growth. The big move this year is Accenture Australia asserting its presence by growing rapidly to be about the same size as PwC.

  • Edmund Tadros and Hannah Wootton

Three women in the education Power List, but a man takes top spot

As the pandemic crisis eases, the sector has to face up to some big challenges and hopes are high that Jason Clare will deliver on the high expectations.

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  • Julie Hare

This exec started out flipping burgers. Now he runs a $2b company

Tabcorp chief executive Adam Rytenskild never finished university, and now he is taking on some of the world’s most powerful wagering companies.

  • Elouise Fowler

Boards need skin in the game

Why do so many directors own so few shares in the companies they steward? Investor John Wylie says it means there is a poor alignment between boards and shareholders.

  • Tony Boyd

Why lessons from America’s Cup win still matter

Australia II became the pride of the nation when skipper John Bertrand and his crew won the America’s Cup in 1983. Bertrand is still passing on the lessons that come from losing – and coming back to win.

  • Jennifer Hewett

This expat’s first offshore role is running $18b insurer QBE

British-born Andrew Horton took the job in Australia because he feared he had ‘missed out on something’.

  • Liam Walsh

Billionaires are on notice as Patagonia founder gives away the company

Yvon Chouinard lived out of his car and on cat food while he was building up the outdoor apparel giant. Now all future profits will go towards combatting climate change.

  • David Gelles
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What I learnt from running a $13b tech company

Xero chief Steve Vamos has six tips for success.

  • Sally Patten

Meet the 27-year-old with degrees from Harvard, Stanford and Oxford

Online education company founder Jamie Beaton says getting into the top universities in the world has opened up enormous opportunities for him.

  • Sally Patten

Why King Charles will have to rein it in now that he is on the throne

While Prince of Wales, he was active in promoting his causes with ministers and making his opinions known.

  • Robert Shrimsley

Queen’s banker: my lunch with Her Majesty

Brian Hartzer was privileged to sit next to Queen Elizabeth II at lunch in the dining room of Coutts & Co in London a decade ago. It gave him insights into her curiosity and love of Australia.

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  • Tony Boyd

This bank boss failed to make the Arsenal team. The rest is history

In 1978, at the age of 16, Joseph Healy tried out for the soccer team. He is now CEO of Judo Bank.

  • James Eyers